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About the San Francisco Bar Pilots


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Found on YouTube. Created by "San Francisco Bar Pilots Official". Originally published on 2019-09-25.
For 170 years, the San Francisco Bar Pilots have been navigating the world’s largest ships through some of North America’s most difficult waterways. These state and federally-licensed master mariners are highly-specialized ship captains who rely on navigational experience, ship-handling skills, and local knowledge to transport more than $1.2 billion in goods to and from 200 Bay Area ports, docks, and berths every day. This critical service protects more than 1,000 miles of fragile coastline and 90% of the state’s marshlands.
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by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 17 September 2020

Already published for the first time in September 2020: Maritime piloting operations involve on-call work schedules that may lead to sleep loss and circadian misalignment. The study documented pilot work scheduling practices.

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published on 17 December 2020

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published on 13 October 2020

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Video The Port of Seville has new maritime navigation aids for the pilotage service.

published on 27 November 2021

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published on 24 December 2020

Happy Holidays!
TRENZ wishes you a merry christmas and a happy new year!

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Video PILOTAGE

published on 14 July 2022

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Article Coast Guard assists distressed cargo ship off San Juan, Puerto Rico

by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 3 August 2020

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Video PortStories Loodswezen

published on 18 March 2024

"Discover the Port of Rotterdam with Port Reporter Dave | Short behind-the-scenes excursions | Mainport Rotterdam | Today: Pilotage"
In this video, port reporter Dave van der Wal takes you on a unique behind-the-scenes excursion of Europe's largest port. Commissioned by the Educational Information Centre Mainport Rotterdam, Dave visits various companies in the port and gives you an insight into the fascinating world of the maritime industry. Discover the innovative technologies and...

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Video Tug in Iceland picks up pilot from cruise ship

published on 28 December 2020

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